Path Copy

Path Copy

Download Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 10 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4
  • Total Downloads:
    21,842
  • Date Added:
    February 08, 2007
  • File Size:
    155.34KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    26
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 95/98/NT/2000/XP

Editors' Review

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As its title suggests, this program simply copies file paths and sends them to the clipboard, but installation wasn't as intuitive as we'd expected.

Path Copy, unlike most applications, doesn't come with the typical installer program, such as EXE or MSI files. You'll need to visit the README file first to learn how to install it. Path Copy doesn't offer a dedicated interface, but it's integrated with the Windows shell and lets you copy file paths with a right-click context menu. The program copies the long and short filename, directory name, file path, as well as UNC and Internet paths for shared files and directories.

We like that Path Copy gave us the option to create our own copying methods by defining how paths are copied. We were able to replace texts, convert backslash to forward slash, change letter case, and enclose paths in quotation marks. Aside from the unintuitive installation, we were able to copy file and directory paths and create our own copying methods with no hassle.

Overall, this freebie is reliable and easy-to-use. Intranet developers or anyone who needs this type of functionality won't be disappointed with this application.

 
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User Reviews
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  • 5 stars

    "Indispensable"

    June 06, 2012   |   By ReviewerPete

    Version: Path Copy 4

    Pros

    Easy to use
    Works as expected
    Works with Windows 7 (32 bit, at least)
    Versatile - can customize

    Cons

    Can't really think of any

    Summary

    I've been using this little baby for I think over 10 years now and have found it totally indispensable in my work. It does what it says it does - copies the paths of files or just the file names.

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  • 5 stars

    "Does exactly what I wanted it to do."

    January 03, 2012   |   By apatt

    Version: Path Copy 4

    Pros

    Very convenient.

    Cons

    No cons whatsoever!

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  • 5 stars

    "Great little tool"

    April 05, 2011   |   By azkchuck

    Version: Path Copy 4

    Pros

    Grab just the file name, just the folder name, the local path (drive letter) or the full UNC.

    Cons

    None to mention

    Summary

    Tiny little app that is activated with a right click on an explorer item.
    Ability to grab the full UNC of a file (no matter how many levels down you may be) with a couple of clicks is great. I would have been willing to pay money for this time saver.

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  • 4 stars

    "Great Replace but not 100% the same"

    October 22, 2010   |   By vinsont

    Version: Path Copy 4

    Pros

    Does the job on 64bit Windows 7

    Cons

    Doesn't gray out UNC when the file is not on a share. Also doesn't have copy Long Folder option.

    Summary

    I am really happy to see this available. I hope the developers will add the missing features of the old Ninotech utility.

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  • 5 stars

    "WINDOWS 7!"

    October 06, 2010   |   By fritzfox

    Version: Path Copy 4

    Pros

    This functionality is already built into Windows 7! Just hold down the 'SHIFT' key while right-clicking and "Copy as path" should appear in the context menu (should be the third option from the top if your context menu isn't too cluttered).

    Cons

    This functionality is already built into Windows 7! Just hold down the 'SHIFT' key while right-clicking and "Copy as path" should appear in the context menu (should be the third option from the top if your context menu isn't too cluttered).

    Summary

    Don't need this software for Windows 7.

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  • 1 stars

    "doesn't install on Windows 7"

    July 15, 2010   |   By colihondro

    Version: Path Copy 4

    Pros

    doesn't install on Windows 7

    Cons

    doesn't install on Windows 7

    Summary

    Windows 7 is the first OS I've needed this for, and this product doesn't install on Windows 7.

    Microsoft fails for shortening my UNC path in their newest OS

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  • 2 stars

    "It does not work with windows 7"

    November 27, 2009   |   By Dxxgraham

    Version: Path Copy 4

    Pros

    would not even install in windows seven couldn't use it

    Cons

    would not even install in windows seven couldn't use it

    Summary

    waiting for newer version.

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  • 4 stars

    "Ninotech is gone but here's a new person's clone"

    August 18, 2009   |   By sfeldner

    Version: Path Copy 4

    Pros

    This was a great product and I have always loved it on XP

    Cons

    There is no Vista version - but wait...

    Summary

    The company, Ninotech (Demark) no longer exists and there is no way they are going to make a new version for Vista but... Someone else has made a program that is identical (hmmmmm) and it DOES work on Vista - and even 64-bit.

    http://pathcopycopy.codeplex.com/Release/ProjectReleases.aspx?ReleaseId=29283

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  • 4 stars

    "Just what I needed"

    August 15, 2007   |   By jedaxx

    Version: Path Copy 4

    Pros

    I needed a software tool to do what Windows would not. Provide a complete path name to someone else so they could access a document from the shared drive. Simple interface and works seamlessly with Win XP and Win 2000. Great.

    Cons

    Software installation was not intuitive (required right clicking ini file and telling it to install). Install went fine though.

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  • 5 stars

    "Excellent tool for Intranet developers"

    May 21, 2007   |   By twistedscrewdriver

    Version: Path Copy 4

    Pros

    Simple, Free and incredibly useful. Signed up to downloads.com purely to leave this review cuz this product deserves 5min of my time considering it has saved me at least a couple of hours! Big thanks to the developers, will definately be looking out for future programs from NINOTECH SOFTWARE

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    Full Specifications

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    General
    Publisher Ninotech Software
    Publisher web site http://www.image.dk/~ninotech
    Release Date February 08, 2007
    Date Added February 08, 2007
    Version 4
    Category
    Category Desktop Enhancements
    Subcategory Desktop Customization
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT, Windows
    Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/NT/2000/XP
    Download Information
    File Size 155.34KB
    File Name pathc400.zip
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 21,842
    Downloads Last Week 26
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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